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  • Jared Burton

    22 19.82%
  • Jon Coutlangus

    7 6.31%
  • David Weathers

    26 23.42%
  • Mike Stanton

    4 3.60%
  • Todd Coffey

    52 46.85%
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Thread: Your choice for closer

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    Your choice for closer

    If you were Narron, who would START the season as the closer? No committee, 1 closer.
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    Re: Your choice for closer

    Weathers

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    Re: Your choice for closer

    Burton. The movement on his pitcher would really be great to see in one innings bursts. His slider/cutter is just flat out nasty
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    Re: Your choice for closer

    I'm going to go all moneyball, and say Burton because he has the best stuff.

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    Re: Your choice for closer

    I love the "if you're Narron" threads.

    This team would be so different if I were Narron.

    Although if I were Narron, I'd hate myself.

    My vote.... Burton.

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    Re: Your choice for closer

    I would start the year with Coffey as the closer because I think he can still be a great Major League closer. If Coffey struggles as closer early in the season though I would love to see Jared Burton be the closer. He has some great movement on his pitches.

    Another idea would be use Burton first when teams don't really know what he will throw in what situation and once or if he starts faltering I would go to Coffey.

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    Re: Your choice for closer

    burton best stuff and nobody's saw him before would give the element of suprise in the 9th

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    Re: Your choice for closer

    I voted Coffey as I have yet to see Burton pitch. If his stuff is as good as I have read then I would be fine with him closing too.

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    Re: Your choice for closer

    I'd like to see Coffey get another shot. He's not as bad as he pitched in that role last year.

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    Re: Your choice for closer

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I'm going to go all moneyball, and say Burton because he has the best stuff.
    He also has never pitched above the AA level.

    I'd let Burton get his feet wet and feel comfortable retiring ML hitters before I threw him out there in the 9th to close games out. He has the stuff to do it, but I'd rather see him succeed a few times when the game wasn't on the line first.

    He's a young player -- baby steps.

    For right now, I'd choose Todd Coffey to go out as the closer. I'd give him the ball and tell him "You're the man this season." If he's going to become a closer, he needs to be allowed to grow into the role, not have someone waiting with a hook right behind him the minute he blows a save.
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    Re: Your choice for closer

    Coffey just doesnt have it in him to be a good closer.
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    Re: Your choice for closer

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    He's a young player -- baby steps.
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    Re: Your choice for closer

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    He also has never pitched above the AA level.

    I'd let Burton get his feet wet and feel comfortable retiring ML hitters before I threw him out there in the 9th to close games out. He has the stuff to do it, but I'd rather see him succeed a few times when the game wasn't on the line first.

    He's a young player -- baby steps.

    For right now, I'd choose Todd Coffey to go out as the closer. I'd give him the ball and tell him "You're the man this season." If he's going to become a closer, he needs to be allowed to grow into the role, not have someone waiting with a hook right behind him the minute he blows a save.
    You got it.

    They can't throw him right into the pressure of closer. He's got to prove that he can throw enough strikes. I'd like to see Weathers start off in this role and eventually see Burton or Coffey work into it. But we're stuck with Weathers for now.

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    Re: Your choice for closer

    outside the box, I'd go with Lohse and add Livingston to the rotation.
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